Grosbeak meaning

grōsbēk
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Any of various birds of the families Fringillidae and Cardinalidae found in Eurasia and the Americas, having a thick conical bill.
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Any of various passerine birds (family Fringillidae or Emberizidae) with a thick, strong, conical bill.
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Any of several finches and cardinals that have a large, powerful bill.
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Origin of grosbeak

  • Partial translation of French grosbec gros thick, large (from Old French gross) bec beak

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French gros-bec

    From Wiktionary